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Lotus Emira 2022: racetrack special gets $300K price for Australia


The hardcore track version of the upcoming Lotus Emira sports car has been priced at $299,990 before on road costs in Australia

Lotus has announced pricing for the most track-focussed version of the Emira sports car that is due in Australia late in 2022. 

The Emira GT4 will be priced from $299,990 before any on-road costs, freight or additional options, making it significantly more expensive than the road-focussed Emira First Edition V6 that costs $184,990.

If you’re a fan of the Emira and want a GT4 version of your own, a $70,000 deposit is required to secure a build slot.

Lotus Emira GT4 2022 driving on track
The Emira GT4 will cost you much more than $300k if you want one

What makes the GT4 different from the ‘standard’ Emira?

The high performance variant of the Lotus Emira range features the same Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre V6 engine which is matched with a Harrop TVS 1900 supercharger kit but produces 298kW of power

The GT4 will use a completely different transmission to the road-going Emira. Instead of a manual or automatic transmission, the GT4 will be fitted with a paddle-operated xTrac sequential gearbox and a limited slip differential. 

Lotus Emira GT4 2022 rear shot
The GT4 version of the Emira is more than 100kg lighter than the regular Emira

18-inch alloy wheels will be covered in 265-section Pirelli GT4 rubber at the front and 305-section hoops at the rear. 

The GT4 will be considerably lighter than the standard Emira, too, weighing in at just 1260kg. That’s more than 100kg lighter than the ‘regular’ version, despite the presence of a roll cage and additional safety apparatus, such as a fire extinguisher. The interior has been significantly decontented in other areas.

Global production of the GT4 is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022, with cars likely to reach Australia late in 2022 or early 2023. 

It is not yet known whether this GT car will be road-registrable in Australia.

Lotus Emira GT4 2022 turning apex
The racetrack will be the natural habitat for this super sports car

Lotus Emira 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Lotus Emira First Edition: $184,990
  • Lotus Emira GT4: $299,990